Internal Medicine 1005 - Internal Medicine Alert - Mar 15, 2006

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This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.

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Faculty

Editor
Stephen Brunton, MD
Clinical Professor
University of California
Irvine

Peer Reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

Associate Editors
Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine
University of Kentucky;
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Samaritan Hospital
Lexington

Allan J. Wilke, MD
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
University of Alabama
Birmingham School of Medicine
Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
Huntsville

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Chair
Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente;
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco

James Chan, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville

Ken Grauer, MD
Professor
Assistant Director
Family Practice Residency Program
University of Florida

Author
Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford
Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Subjects:

  • This Cup is Way Less than Half Full
  • Under Pressure to Heal an Ulcer?
  • S. aureus: The Nose Knows
  • Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Pentavalent (Rota Teq®)
  • Use of High-Dose Acyclovir in Pityriasis Rosea
  • Rimonabant in Overweight or Obese Patients
  • Watchful Waiting vs Repair of Inguinal Hernia in Minimally Symptomatic Men
  • ECG Review: Those First 4 Beats

Objectives:

  • Describe new findings in differential diagnosis and treatment of various diseases
  • Describe controversies, advantages, and disadvantages of those advances
  • Describe cost-effective treatment regimens

Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert’s Editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Sanofi-Aventis, Ortho-McNeil, McNeil, Abbott, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Endo, EXACT Sciences, and Astra-Zeneca, and serves on the speaker’s bureau of McNeil, Sanofi-Aventis, and Ortho-McNeil.

Associate Editor Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPHserves on the speaker’s bureau of Cephalon, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, ResMed, and GlaxoSmithKline, and is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Wyeth-Ayerst, and ResMed.

Author Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP serves on the speaker’s bureau of Merck, Pharmacia, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Bayer, and Wyeth, and does research for Merck.

Associate Editor Louis Kuritzsky, MD is a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline and is on the speaker’s bureau of GlaxoSmithKline, 3M, Wyeth-Ayerst, Pfizer, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Jones Pharma, and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, and Associate Editors Allan J. Wilke, MD, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, and Ken Grauer, MD report no financial relationship to this field of study.

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